Richard William Hoffman, known as Dick by family and friends, passed away on April 13, in his home in Randolph, Utah, at age 75, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born to Kenneth and Helen Hoffman of Randolph on Feb. 13, 1942. He grew up on the family ranch at Sage Creek north of Randolph with his younger brother and sister, Gordon and Louise.
Dick went to South Rich High School and lived the first few years of his married life at the ranch with his wife, Charmaine Meadows of Evanston, whom he married on June 15, 1959. Their family was later sealed in the Logan, Utah, Temple in 1970. After a few years they moved their family to Kemmerer, where he worked at FMC Corporation for more than 30 years.
Dick and Charmaine were blessed with four children: Craig, Kelly, Charlene and Lisa. Their family loved to be outdoors and go camping and hunting as well as spend time at the family ranch in Randolph. After retiring from FMC, Dick and Charmaine moved back to Randolph, where he worked on the ranch and had other part-time jobs throughout the years.
Dick considered his family the greatest blessing in his life and loved his children and grandchildren. He was also “Grandpa” to many children in the community. He was active in his church and enjoyed watching his grandchildren compete in sports activities when he could.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Hoffman and Helen Cox; his brother, Charles Hoffman who died as an infant; his sister, Louise Hoffman Pickard; his son, Richard Craig Hoffman; and a great-granddaughter Hadley Hoffman.
He is survived by his wife, Charmaine of Randolph; son, Kelly (Myrna) Hoffman of Cokeville; daughters, Charlene (Barry) McLean of Randolph; Lisa (Brian) Cornford of Aztec, New Mexico; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at the Randolph LDS church. There was a viewing from 10 a.m. to noon, with the funeral following.
Interment was in the Randolph Cemetery. Funeral services were provided by Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer.